The 1975 have officially made their triumphant return.
The UK band’s latest effort, Notes on a Conditional Form, dropped at midnight on May 22 and is the fourth album to date from Matty Healy and company - following up 2018’s A Brief Inquiry of Online Relationships.
NOACF features the previously released “Me & You Together Song,” “The Birthday Party,” and "If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)” among a solid twenty-two tracks sure to keep fans busy for the next few months.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who was just featured in Pearl Jam’s latest video for “Retrograde,” opens the album on "The 1975," with a spoken word track asking us to acknowledge and admit that we are losing the battle against climate change.
Following Thunberg's sobering advice set to a haunting piano piece, we're hit with the crippling single "People" as the actual album opener - and an hour and twenty minutes later you'll be smashing that repeat button for another go.
Originally set for release in February 2020, and then bumped to April, NOACF has been a tease for fans to say the least. Also leaving fans grasping for something solid from the band was their unavoidable postponement of a 2020 tour that was planned to launch in April.
As we all wait out the worldwide crisis in our homes, take on The 1975's latest as an assignment in activism, introspection, and experimentation from one of the brightest stars in the Alternative scene.